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  • #443
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    I’m interested to use one of the six stations to control the timing of a low voltage lighting system; does anyone have any experience with this?

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    #444
    kriemer
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    A very cool idea.

    I would suggest that you use the B-Hyve to trigger an external 24v solenoid connected to an independent power supply which would energize the lights. The great unknown in doing this is the service factor that the timer is designed for, e.g., would the timer sustain any damage running for n consecutive hours as it is designed to run a sprinkler system with each valve typically energised for minutes not hours.

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    #463
    Stephen
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    The timer is intended for use with Irrigation valves. Any other use will void the warranty and I cannot say if it will operate your low voltage lighting.

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    #464
    kriemer
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    I don’t have an issue with B-Hyve limiting the uses for their timer but I am still guessing that the issue is service factor.

    For example, would the warranty be voided if the unit were to control an irrigation valve that was powered for 12 hours/day running say a pond spray? I may be wrong but I would think B-Hyve would have the same concern as with the lighting system (as the B-Hyve would only be used to trigger the same sort of isolating solenoid as runs a pump in the approved configuration).

    As I said, I have no problem with B-Hyve saying no.

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    #655
    Justin
    Keymaster

    Hey Kriemer,
    Great question! The timer is meant to be used with Irrigation valves only and will control 24 volt solenoids. However, there is no issue in running it for 12 hours. If you have any other questions or feeback, don’t hesitate to let us know!

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